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  • EPA orders US Magnesium to address acid spill near Rowley, Utah facility

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Magnesium LLC (USM) voluntarily entered into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC). The AOC provides that USM address a release of acidic liquid waste from the magnesium production facility onto its own and adjacent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property. On January 23, 2014, USM reported to the EPA National Response Center a ...

  • EPA settles with Gly-Tek, Inc. (Idaho) for delayed sulfuric acid spill reporting

    Gly-Tek, Inc., a food additive formulator in Twin Falls, Idaho, has agreed to settle with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violations of both the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) or Superfund cleanup law, in November of 2014. The violations occurred following a 24,700 pound ...

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • ACID RELIEF: Eliminate Acid Build-Up and Avoid Compressor Burnout With ACID-BUSTER

    Technicians can now add the exact amount of acid scavenging solution-without wasting a drop-by using the from Spectronics Corporation. AB-100CS ACID-BUSTER™ Injection Kit is designed to bond with acids without forming chemical by-products and prevents acid build-up in air conditioning and refrigeration systems. The ACID-BUSTER injector is ...


    By Spectronics Corporation

  • Hydrochloric Acid Leaks From Metal Plating Plant

    MELVINDALE, Michigan, October 17, 2007 (ENS) - A 500 gallon hydrochloric acid leak occurred Tuesday morning at Reilly Plating Co. in Melvindale. The company's 100,000 square foot facility is about 10 miles southwest of downtown Detroit. Due to rain in the area, the hydrochloric acid and water mix created a small acid cloud at 8 am local time. Local responders ordered the ...

  • Mexican mining firm complains about probe of spill

    A mining conglomerate charged Thursday that it is being subjected to "punitive" legal actions by Mexican officials because one of its mines spilled acid-laced copper sulfate and heavy metals into two rivers. Environmental authorities have ordered a full inspection of Grupo Mexico's Buenavista copper mine near the U.S. border and threatened ...


    By Associated Press

  • Oil Spills costly for three New England companies

    Three New England companies will pay penalties to resolve allegations that they violated federal oil storage regulations. The companies have operations in all six New England states, and two own and operate multiple oil storage facilities. Rice Oil Co. of Greenfield, Massachusetts; Irving Oil Co., a Canadian company with U.S. operations based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and Mantrose-Haeuser ...

  • Andax introduces new Portable Spill Pac®

    Introducing the new and improved Andax Pac®! This portable spill kit can clean up spills up to ten gallons and prevent larger spills from spreading. The Andax Pac® is vacuum-packed in a tough foil laminated bag. Its 18”x18”x3” size allows it to be stored in places where other spill pacs won’t fit and prevents pilferage of its contents. This Pac is ideal for safely cleaning up chemical or hazmat ...


    By Andax Industries LLC

  • Encouraging bacteria to clean up oil spills

    Catastrophic accidents account for 9 per cent of the oil released into marine environments. Several disasters, including the 1989 Exxon Valdez in Alaska, and the Prestige incident, off northern Spain in 2002, have seen the use of 'bioremediation' as part of the clean-up operation. Recent work has investigated combinations of natural additives to increase the speed and efficiency of ...

  • Top EPA official takes responsibility for mine spill

    Townspeople affected by the millions of gallons of toxic waste spilled from an abandoned gold mine and now flowing through their communities demanded clarity Tuesday about any long-term threats to their water supply. Colorado and New Mexico made disaster declarations for stretches of the Animas and San Juan rivers and the Navajo Nation declared an emergency as the waste spread downstream, ...


    By Associated Press

  • Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

    Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer. It would be an important step toward cleaning up hundreds of idle mines that have been pouring acidic wastewater ...


    By Associated Press

  • IPI now offers comprehensive selection of industrial spill control kits

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions now offers a broad range of industrial spill control kits that allow for an immediate response to any kind of emergency spill situation.  IPI has increased its line of quality universal Spill Kits which combine the very best absorbents, ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • EnviroGuard Announces 7th Patent for Most Comprehensive Spill Containment

    MONTCLAIR, Calif. – February 22, 2012 – EnviroGuard, an industry leader in spill containment and facility safety products, is pleased to announce the issuance of its 7th patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,691,596) on spill containment systems from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This new patent is the most comprehensive patent to date for lead acid battery spill containment with ...


    By EnviroGuard

  • Toxic spills to Appalachian waters cost Massey coal $20m

    The fourth largest coal company in the United States, Massey Energy, has agreed to pay a $20 million civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at coal mines in West Virginia and Kentucky, the U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. This is the largest civil penalty in EPA's history levied against a company for wastewater discharge permit ...

  • Interstate Products offers new ultra-rack sump drum spill pallet

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of spill containment products and the preferred source for environmental and industrial solutions has added a new selection of warehouse rack containment sumps to its diverse line of oil spill equipment and containment products. The new Ultra-Rack Sump from Ultra-Tech is an industrial quality polyethylene containment sump featuring a low ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • New ‘bird-washing machine’ dramatically improves survival of birds caught in oil spills

    Oil spills can decimate seabird populations. Some birds can be saved, if the oil is washed from their feathers in time; however, this long process is stressful for the birds and requires numerous volunteers. Researchers have now developed a ‘bird-washing machine’ which reduces the washing time from two hours to four minutes. When trialled on oiled birds rescued from the Caspian Sea ...

  • Interstate Products, Inc. offers more models of spill containment berms for online shoppers

    Interstate Products Inc. continues to expand their spill containment berm product line with the addition of new portable models available for immediate purchase online for fuel, acid and chemical applications. Interstate Products is a preferred source for spill containment products and berms that provide EPA and OSHA compliance. The addition of spill berms to the web store offers customers the ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • US Labor Department cites Advanced Strobe Products with proposed fines of more than $50,000 for worker exposure to acid, lead without proper protection

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Advanced Strobe Products Inc. with 16 health and safety violations carrying proposed fines of $50,785. OSHA investigated the company's facility in Harwood Heights after receipt of a complaint about a worker receiving emergency medical care for a leg burn due to an acid spill. The company failed to provide and ...

  • Interstate Products, Inc. offers more models of spill containment berms for online shoppers

    Interstate Products Inc. continues to expand their spill containment berm product line with the addition of new portable models available for immediate purchase online for fuel, acid and chemical applications. Interstate Products is a preferred source for spill containment products and berms that provide EPA and OSHA compliance. The addition of spill berms to the web store offers customers the ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

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